TIPS TO PREPARE A HEALTHIER HOLIDAY FEAST

 HEALTHY TIPS:

  • Use low fat or non-fat milk to replace whole milk.
  • Use low fat cheeses to replace full fat cheeses.
  • Use egg substitutes in place of whole eggs.
  • Use olive oil for salad dressings.
  • Make gravy from low fat broth instead of poultry drippings.
  • Cook meats on a rack so the fat drips out. Cook your turkey on a grill.
  • Steam, bake or roast your vegetables. Offer many sides of vegetables.
  • For mashed potatoes use skim milk, non-fat sour cream or plain yogurt and very little butter.
  • Offer sauces on the side.
  • Cook stuffing in a casserole dish, rather than inside the poultry.
  • Make cranberry sauce from fresh cranberries and add less sugar.
  • Cut the amount of sugar in a dessert recipe by ¼ of a cup.
  • Use agave nectar to replace sugar.
  • Use applesauce in place of oil for desserts.
  • Offer fruit based desserts.

 

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